How to Prevent Bed Bugs in Omaha!
Don’t give bed bugs a free ride!
Bed bugs enter homes, gyms, hotels, dormitories and other buildings by hitching a ride in luggage, bags, boxes, clothing and used furniture. Because bed bugs can be carried into any home or business, it’s essential to take steps to prevent or notice a bed bug problem before it becomes a serious infestation. There are several simple steps that can be taken to prevent bed bugs from making your home into their home!
Know What to Look For
Bed bugs can be hard to spot if you don’t know exactly what to look for. The small, reddish brown bugs can grow up to the size of an apple seed, though some are much smaller. They are nocturnal and capable of hiding from sight in extremely small places. To examine a bed or piece of furniture for bed bugs, keep an eye out for small reddish dots, or minuscule dark eggs. Use a flash light to examine hard-to-reach places, and don’t forget to keep an eye for their red, itchy bites!
Hotels of every kind are a common place where bed bugs are picked up, because their high traffic of visitors. Bed bugs in hotel rooms tend to cluster near sleeping areas. When you are staying in a hotel, bed and breakfast, or any new lodgings, check beneath the mattress, box spring, and around the headboard for small brown bugs, or their minuscule eggs. Evidence of bed bugs is easiest to find in areas where can gather, such as the corner of fitted sheets. Carefully examining new sleeping arrangements can prevent you from accidentally picking up bed bugs and bringing them home!
Inspect all used furniture
Buying clothes and furniture from thrift shops, can be a bargain, but you might be getting more than you paid from. Mattresses, couches, clothing and other used furniture could harbor bed bugs that you are bringing in and spreading throughout your home. Thoroughly examine all used furniture, including difficult to reach nooks and crannies to ensure that you aren’t bringing in bed bugs!
Already found bed bugs? Stop what you’re doing, and pick up the phone!
The first reaction to finding bed bugs is often one of panic. It’s important to remember that bed bugs can be eliminated with the help of our Omaha bed bugs experts. Once you’ve found bed bugs, call our pest professionals to confirm the infestation and evaluate the size and severity of the infestation. Don’t throw away clothes or furniture, or remove them from the house. This can actually spread the problem, and is often unnecessary! Leave your bed bug problem to the Omaha bed bug control pros, and give us a call today!